PQ17: An Arctic Convoy disaster

The worst journey in the world.


Jeremy Clarkson tells the dramatic story of the Arctic convoys of the Second World War, from Russia to the freezing Arctic Ocean.

Accompanied by moving first-hand testimony from the men who served on these convoys, Clarkson reveals the incredible hazards faced by members of the Merchant and Royal Navy who delivered vital war supplies via the Arctic to the Soviet Union: temperatures of minus 50 degrees, huge icebergs, colossal waves, not to mention German U-boats and the Luftwaffe.

It is no wonder that Churchill described the Arctic Convoys as ‘the worst journey in the world.’

PQ17: An Arctic Convoy disaster
Genre Documentary
Produced for BBC
Year 2014